Fred Marty is a french musician born in 1970. After having studied classic doublebass, he focused on free improvisation and experimental music. He developed a personal language inspired by sounds of everyday life, expanding the known range of the doublebass by extended playing techniques and the use of various objects inserted between the strings.
He has also been playing electric bass in various contexts since his beginnings, and in the piece we release today : Après les cendres. This composition recorded in April 2019 is a study of resonances and long sounds created with a prepared electric bass.
Special thanks to Simonetta Parisi for the picture used on the artwork.
Very active in the free improvisation scene, he collaborates with artists in various disciplines : video, dance, readings. He played with Yuko Oshima, Ai Watanabe, Birgitte Lyregaard, Yoko Arai, Frédéric Blondy, Edward Perraud, Itaru Oki, Claude Parle, Lê Quan Ninh, Roger Turner, Xavier Lopez, Michel Doneda, Sébastien Bouhana, Marcos Fernandes, Usui Yasuhiro, Alvise Sinivia, Michael Nick, Daunik Lazro, Isabelle Duthoit, Benoit Cancoin, Matsumoto Kenichi, Jean Marc Foussat, Yoko Arai, John Cuny, Jean Brice Godet, Alexandre Bellenger, Nush Werchowska, Mathieu Garrouste, Pascal Marzan, Cyprien Busolini, Nicolas Souchal, Deborah Walker, Patricia Bosshard, Francesco Pastacaldi, Richard Comte, Hideo Ikegami, Ugo Boscain, Kecap Tuyul and works with butô dancers Gyouhei Zaitsu, Maki Watanabe. Since 2012, he is a member of contemporary ensemble ONCEIM.